The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has released Rs 133 crore as the cost of the land acquired for phase five of the Shimla -Kangra fourlane project between Kachhiyari and Bhangwar.
The Shimla-Kangra road is one of the busiest in the state which links five districts of lower Himachal Chamba, Kangra, Hamirpur, Bilaspur and Solan with the state capital. Being narrow it needs immediate widening and upgrade. Land acquisition is a major hurdle in road construction project in Himachal Pradesh because of high cost of land.
Information gathered today revealed that money has been transferred to the account of respective Competent Authorities for Land Acquisition (CALAs) for further disbursement to the affected parties.
CALAs have already called for the bank details, Aadhaar and PAN numbers from the land owners so that money could be transferred to their bank accounts paving way for the construction of road project.